1892 Forever Wild Apple Brandy
Gristmill Distillers // New York, USA
Gristmill Distillers' 1892 Forever Wild Apple Brandy is produced from New York apples grown in the Adirondack Mountains just 35 miles from where they ferment, distill and age the brandy. It is distilled twice and allowed to rest in new American oak barrels for 162 days. Keeping it local, the barrels used for ageing are also produced in the Adirondacks. "1892 Forever Wild" is in reference to the year Adirondack Park was established by the New York State Legislature, becoming the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States and declared "forever wild". At this time, it is only available in New York State.
American BrandyProduced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.
Cask TypeNew American Oak
"A subtle honey perfume that matches the deep honey color of this apple brandy is noticed first. It is soon overtaken by the strong aromas of cinnamon, cedar, and fresh cut wood with apple pie and vanilla in the mix. On the palate, it is true to the nose with cinnamon, cedar and menthol flavors that are reminiscent of liniment. On the back end, it is wrapped neatly in a shroud of honey and vanilla which helps to softens the sharper notes. The warm finish continues the theme with cedar, cinnamon and vanilla and lingers pleasantly long. Drink in a hot toddy on a cold mountain night."